The chief elections clerk in Floyd County, Georgia, was fired Thursday after he failed to tabulate 2,600 votes that were cast during in-person early voting at the county’s administration building, an error that was identified during a recount earlier this week.
According to The Rome News-Tribune, the Floyd County Board of Elections fired Robert Brady, the chief elections clerk, for his vote-counting failure.
An election board member, John Scott Husser, also accused Brady at the meeting of repeatedly failing to “meet performance objectives” for his position.
Brady was reportedly recently reprimanded for arguing with a member of the public. He also did not attend the meeting on Thursday because he is currently under quarantine, having been potentially exposed to the coronavirus last week.
Fox 5-Atlanta reports that Brady’s firing was a matter with bipartisan support, and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had previously called on Brady to resign.
Earlier this week, Gabriel Sterling, voting system manager of Georgia, told